Rush, Cohen agree to terms

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The Rapid City Rush announced the signing of Zach Cohen for the 2015-16 season.

Cohen, 28, spent last season playing with Miskolci Jegesmedve JSE in the MOL Liga. While across the pond, the 6’3”, 192-pound forward shattered his career highs in every offensive statistical category, scoring 20 goals with 29 assists for 49 points, while posting a +21 rating. In the playoffs, Cohen notched his first professional postseason points with eight points (2g-6a) in seven games.

A native of Schaumburg, Ill., Cohen enters his sixth year of pro hockey, and his second in the ECHL. He last played in the ECHL in the 2012-13 season with the Bakersfield Condors and the Greenville Road Warriors, amassing 18 points (8g-10a) in 52 games. The majority of Cohen’s professional experience comes from the American Hockey League with the Lake Erie Monsters, where he played the first 116 games of his career. Prior to jumping to the professional ranks, Cohen played four seasons with NCAA powerhouse Boston University, playing in 130 games while also winning the 2008-09 National Championship.